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Lee Co. students honor victims of pediatric cancer

Lee County School colors are red and black, but there was a lot of yellow at schools Thursday. (Source: WALB) Lee County School colors are red and black, but there was a lot of yellow at schools Thursday. (Source: WALB)
Many teachers and students in the system wore yellow today to bring awareness for pediatric cancer. (Source: WALB) Many teachers and students in the system wore yellow today to bring awareness for pediatric cancer. (Source: WALB)
Karen Hancock, Lee County High School principal. (Source: WALB) Karen Hancock, Lee County High School principal. (Source: WALB)
LEE CO., GA (WALB) -

Lee County School colors are red and black, but there was a lot of yellow at schools Thursday.

Many teachers and students in the system wore yellow today to bring awareness for pediatric cancer. 

Officials said many of their students have been touched by cancer, including Nick Widner, who died from the disease last year.

School officials said it's good for their students to learn to support others.

"We are more than about academic awareness. That whole child.  Their social, their emotional, their well-being. Their connection to themselves.  To each other, and to the community at large," said Karen Hancock, Lee County High School principal.

Saturday at Chehaw there will be an event called "Living for Reel"  to remember Nick and bring awareness to pediatric cancer.      

Unbreakable Bloodline plus many other groups will perform.

The event kicks off at noon and goes until 10:30 p.m. 

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